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November 08, 2017
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NASA Opens $2 Million Third Phase of 3D-Printed Habitat Competition



Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond will require innovative options to shelter our explorers, and we won't be able to carry all of the materials with us from Earth. NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a Centennial Challenges competition, seeks ways to create or develop the technologies needed to create such habitats on-site, and challenges citizen inventors to lead the way. Today, NASA and challenge partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, announce the opening of Phase 3 of the competit ... read more

MARSDAILY
Opportunity Does a Wheelie and is Back on Solid Footing
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of "Perseverance Valley" on the west rim of the Noachian-aged Endeavour Crater. The rover is investigating a site where there is evidence of sc ... more
MARSDAILY
Insight will carry over two million names to Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send their names to Mars. And the public responded loud and clear. More than 1.6 million people signed up to have their names etched on a micr ... more
MARSDAILY
Martian Ridge Brings Out Rover's Color Talents
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 02, 2017
Color-discerning capabilities that NASA's Curiosity rover has been using on Mars since 2012 are proving particularly helpful on a mountainside ridge the rover is now climbing. These capabiliti ... more
MARSDAILY
Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2017
When NASA's Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras: two on a mast that popped up from the lander, and three on NASA's first rover, Sojourner. Since then, camera technology h ... more
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MARSDAILY
In desert of Oman, a gateway to life on Mars
Dhofar, Oman (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
In sunglasses and jumpsuits, a crew of European test astronauts is laying the groundwork for a Mars simulation in the barren expanse of the Omani desert, a terrestrial mission intended to pave the way to the red planet. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Thruster for Mars mission breaks records
Ann Arbor NI (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster. The developm ... more
MARSDAILY
Levitation Key to How Martian Landscapes Form
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Scientists from the Open University (OU) have discovered a process that could explain the long-debated mystery of how recent and present-day surface features on Mars are formed in the absence of sig ... more
MARSDAILY
Winters leave marks on Mars' sand dunes
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
New lab experiments suggest the sublimation of carbon dioxide - which freezes in the winter and thaws in the spring - is leaving unique marks on Mars' sand dunes. ... more
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Winters on Mars are shaping the Red Planet's landscape
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Researchers based millions of kilometres from Mars have unveiled new evidence for how contemporary features are formed on the Red Planet. Their innovative lab-based experiments on carbon dioxide (CO ... more
MARSDAILY
Mars Rover Mission Progresses Toward Resumed Drilling
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 24, 2017
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity team is working to restore Curiosity's sample-drilling capability using new techniques. The latest development is a preparatory test on Mars. The five-year-old miss ... more


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IRON AND ICE
Dawn Mission Extended at Ceres
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 20, 2017
NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower alt ... more
MARSDAILY
Mine craft for Mars
Paris (ESA) Oct 23, 2017
If there are habitable conditions on Mars, they may be underground. Scientists from around the world are now testing how to search for life in extreme environments by venturing a kilometre beneath t ... more
IRON AND ICE
A solar-powered asteroid nursery at the orbit of Mars
Armagh UK (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
The planet Mars shares its orbit with a handful of small asteroids, the so-called Trojans. Among them, one finds a unique group, all moving in very similar orbits, suggesting that they originated fr ... more
MARSDAILY
Opportunity spends the week imaging Perseverance Valley
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 23, 2017
Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of "Perseverance Valley" on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. Although winter conditions are constraining activity, rover energy production has ... more



Russia locks up six for Moon flight simulation
Moscow (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Three men and three women were sealed in an artificial spacecraft unit in Moscow on Tuesday in a simulation of a 17-day flight to the Moon, a preparation for long-term missions. The experiment is the first of several in the SIRIUS (Scientific International Research In a Unique terrestrial Station) programme, which over the course of five years will gradually increase the isolation experiment ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 27, 2017
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Human presence in Lunar orbit one step closer with successful RS-25 engine test
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
NASA research suggests significant atmosphere in lunar past and possible source of water on Moon
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
An international team of astronomers led by NASA scientists successfully completed the first global exercise using a real asteroid to test global response capabilities. Planning for the so-called "TC4 Observation Campaign" started in April, under the sponsorship of NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office. The exercise commenced in earnest in late July, when the European Southern Obser ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies
Juno Aces 8th Science Pass of Jupiter, Names New Project Manager
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 03, 2017
Data returned Tuesday, Oct. 31, indicate that NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully completed its eighth science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The confirmation was delayed by several days due to solar conjunction at Jupiter, which affected communications during the days prior to and after the flyby. Solar conjunction is the period when the path of communicat ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Watching Jupiter's multiple pulsating X-ray Aurora
Mountain View CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Help Nickname New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
London UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independently
ASA Advances Instrument to Study the Plumes of Enceladus
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
NASA scientists and engineers have conceived and plan to build an ambitious submillimeter-wave or radio instrument to study the composition of geysers spewing water vapor and icy particles from the south pole of Saturn's small moon, Enceladus. The team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recently received support to advance technologies needed for the Submillimete ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 08, 2017
Heating ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 07, 2017
Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Saturn's Radiation Belts: A Stranger to the Solar Wind
FIMI completes control acquisition transaction in IAI's ImageSat
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered an agreement with FIMI, the largest Private Equity fund in Israel (FIMI). Pursuant to the agreement, FIMI shall invest $40 million in ImageSat International (ISI) in exchange for 53.6% of ISI's share equity. The agreement further stipulates that ISI shall buy the new observation satellite 'EROS C' from IAI and at the transaction cl ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA Satellite Tracks Ozone Pollution by Monitoring Its Key Ingredients
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
JPSS-1 to Provide More Accurate Environmental Forecasts
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Blue Canyon to build CubeSat constellation for NASA hurricane observation
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Stressed seedlings in space
Paris (ESA) Nov 08, 2017
Life on Earth has a myriad of problems, but gravity isn't one of them - staying grounded means organisms can soak up the light and heat that enables growth. It's no wonder that the free-floating environment of space stresses organisms, which survive only if they can adapt. Like humans, plants have proven their robustness in space. Now, thanks to the International Space Station, we know mor ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Orbital ATK's to deliver supplies to International Space Station
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
How Does Your Space Garden Grow
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
NanoRacks Deploys Second Kaber-Class Microsatellite This Week, First On-Orbit Assembly
18-Month Twinkle in a Forming Star Suggests a Very Young Planet
Ottawa, Canada (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
An international team of researchers have found an infrequent variation in the brightness of a forming star. This 18-month recurring twinkle is not only an unexpected phenomenon for scientists, but its repeated behavior suggests the presence of a hidden planet. This discovery is an early win for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) Transient Survey, just one-and-a-half years into its t ... more
La Jolla CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Scientists find potential 'missing link' in chemistry that led to life on earth
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 02, 2017
Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life
NASA-Developed Drone Aircraft Offer One-of-a-Kind Capabilities
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA scientists, who always are on the hunt for new platforms from which to carry out their research, now may avail themselves of two agency-developed unmanned aerial systems, or UASs, that some say represent the future for drone aircraft. Unlike most commercially available unmanned aircraft systems, Vanilla Aircraft's VA001 and Black Swift Technologies' S2 small Unmanned Aircraft System, ... more
Niamey (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Insitu awarded $9.2M for parts, sustainment of RQ-21A
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water
UK space science mission SMILE gets first round of funding
London, UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
UK teams will lead an international solar-terrestrial and space weather mission, taking on the development of a major science instrument thanks to funding from the UK Space Agency. The 3 million pounds will support academics working on SMILE (the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer), a European Space Agency (ESA) science mission, being delivered jointly with the Chinese Acade ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
NASA Investigates Invisible Magnetic Bubbles in Outer Solar System
La Laguna, Spain (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
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Russia embezzlement probe at rocket firm Soyuz
Moscow (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Russian authorities said Friday they had launched an inquiry into alleged embezzlement at the Progress factory which develops Soyuz rockets for the country's space industry. "Two investigations into abuse of power have been opened" into officials at the factory in the southern central city of Samara around 1,000 km (625 miles) southeast of Moscow, authorities said, investing allegations 5.8 ... more
Anchorage AK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Alaska Aerospace Launches Aurora Launch Services Company
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
Launch your design with Cheops
Cleveland OH (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
NASA Selects Studies for Gateway Power and Propulsion Element
A strange new world of light
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
There's nothing new thing under the sun - except maybe light itself. Over the last decade, applied physicists have developed nanostructured materials that can produce completely new states of light exhibiting strange behavior, such as bending in a spiral, corkscrewing and dividing like a fork. These so-called structured beams not only can tell scientists a lot about the physics of light, t ... more
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Shocking results of galaxy-cluster collisions
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Researchers model coulomb crystals to understand star evolution
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
ALMA's image of red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the sun's future
Russian scientists have found flaws in popular theories of gravity
Yekaterinburg, Russia (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Taking black holes (as a real object) as a test material, scientists from the Ural Federal university (UrFU, Yekaterinburg) found out that a popular theory of gravity which had seemed to work perfectly at the cosmological level (a subclass of Horndeski theory) is hardly applicable to the real world. They presented their study in the Classical and Quantum Gravity journal. At the moment, acc ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 30, 2017
Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Supercomputers help Los Alamos team interpret LIGO findings
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
NASA Challenges Students to Design Microgravity Experiments
Cosmos code helps probe space oddities
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Black holes make for a great space mystery. They're so massive that nothing, not even light, can escape a black hole once it gets close enough. A great mystery for scientists is that there's evidence of powerful jets of electrons and protons that shoot out of the top and bottom of some black holes. Yet no one knows how these jets form. Computer code called Cosmos now fuels supercomputer si ... more
Amherst MA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Powerful new telescope observes one of the oldest objects in the universe
St. Louis MO (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A bit of a 'quantum magic trick'
Ithaca NY (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Where did those electrons go? X-ray measurements solve decades-old mystery
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Computer system finds 'recipes' for producing materials
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
In recent years, research efforts such as the Materials Genome Initiative and the Materials Project have produced a wealth of computational tools for designing new materials useful for a range of applications, from energy and electronics to aeronautics and civil engineering. But developing processes for producing those materials has continued to depend on a combination of experience, intui ... more
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
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